2017-18 influenza season map

We are deep into flu season and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread activity across most of the United State. Influenza especially poses a serious threat to certain populations; however, everyone is at risk for influenza and susceptible to its complications.

To keep your knowledge current and clinical skills sharp, the Lippincott Nursing Center offers ‘must have’ content related to influenza and vaccination. Check it out. Don’t miss a new video from their Chief Nurse, Dr. Anne Woods, an explanation of herd immunity and recommendations on talking to patients about vaccination.

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and as nurses, we need to stay up-to-date on current recommendations to minimize detrimental outcomes. To access these important resources, visit www.nursingcenter.com/influenza today.

The Great Plains Quality Innovation team partners with providers, patients, partners and stakeholders to implement best practices to increase immunization rates. Information and tools are available on our immunization web page.  Flu updates and resources are also available on the CDC web site.

The Lippincott Nursing Center was created by nurses, for nurses. Lippincott NursingCenter.com is the premier online destination for peer-reviewed nursing journals and continuing education resources based on the best evidence available.